One year ago today I started my first round of the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan, including Shakeology.
At that point I was addicted to sugar and snacking, and I was so overweight and unhealthy that my doctor recommended that instead of the video workouts that came with the program, I stick to walking or swimming as my exercise.
But with every pound I lost, I got back the ability to move ~ and breath ~ with ease and grace. I was able to control my blood pressure without medication. I have decreased my asthma medication to 1/4th of what I was taking a year ago.
And now, 25 pounds lighter, my doctor will let me do any exercise I want, even though we both agree that low-impact is best for me.
This has literally been the healthiest year of my life.
Did I mention that before this year, I’ve had over 14 surgeries (including the removal of a brain tumor in 2010) and so many hospitalizations that I’ve lost count?
Didn’t end up in the hospital once this year. Do you have any idea what that means to me?
I’m a coach now, because I have an idea of what it could mean to others who need to make the changes I’ve been able to make.
So what’s new? Tai Cheng.
I’ve just started “Tai Cheng” (Dr. Mark Cheng’s workouts that I’m streaming through Beachbody on Demand) as my workout program. It’s a 13 week program, with a day off each Sunday.
My husband, Marc, is my inspiration. He did the whole program, and you should see the difference it made! He lost 50 pounds, yes, but he also improved his posture, flexibility and endurance. He looks at me, and he knows how much I need the same things – so I’m going to do it. (By the way, since he completed Tai Cheng, he’s also done the whole P90X program, and is now urging me to work up to strength/weight/resistance training.)
So, here’s to another year of health, fitness and improvement!